When I look at that sentence, I just shake my head. As long as it was in coming, it feels like it happened overnight. I talked about it, wrote about it, dreamed about it—then actually sat a target date for publication. April 2nd. What would have been my mom's 79th birthday.
The "Writer at Work, Stumbling Toward Publication" line by my signature is forever gone. Well, the last part anyway. We'll see what might take its place.
Today I'm looking at a long list of things I should do to get the word out. QR code, website, Goodreads Author program, guest posts, business cards, Twitter, Facebook, blah blah blah. I also want to begin the self-edits for my next book.
For a few minutes, I want to tap into the feeling of accomplishment and savor it.
Before I leave to savor, I want to let you know that in honor of my mom's birthday, Red Tide will be FREE Saturday, March 31st through Monday, April 2nd. Honest reviews are appreciated.
Congratulations on the release of your debut novel, Peg! Way to go! I bought Red Tide and am looking forward to reading it!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jodie. I hope you enjoy it.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I'm so proud of you. It's a great story.ReplyDelete
Thanks, L.J. If not for you, I may never have found the courage.ReplyDelete
Congratulations and big hugs to you, Peg! I'm looking forward to reading it. :)ReplyDelete
You've taken the big leap and I'm so proud of you, Peg. On top of that, you're learning a valuable lesson early in the game, to sit back and enjoy the ride. Keep doing that.ReplyDelete
Congratulations and much success.
Nissie, I'll take hose hugs and match 'em!ReplyDelete
Andrew, I hope the ride is for the most part enjoyable. I just don't want to be bumped off before I figure out how to stay in the saddle.
Thank you both for your encouragement and support.
This is such great news Peg! I'll bet your mom is very proud. I am going to get Red Tide but I am going to buy it tonight! If you ever need to compare notes on promotion I'm happy to share. SAVOR the moment! You can always write tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Yes, do savor the moment. Sweet that you published it on your mother's birthday <3. I will download it this weekend and I promise you an honest review at Amazon, Goodreads and my blog.ReplyDelete
Tom, thanks. We still need to get together. It's amazing we live so close to one another. We should take advantage!ReplyDelete
Terry, thanks. My mom was a huge reader. She got me hooked on Agatha Christie and Phyliis Whitney the minute I finished Nancy Drew. Her birthday is Monday, April 2nd. She died four years ago on April 5th. And even though I talked to her on the phone every afternoon about three o'clock when she was alive, I talk to her now almost every morning. And she often manages to get a word in whenever during the day.
Happy birthday to your mom, Peg--I can imagine how proud she would be. I know I am. Can't wait to read it--no social media needed :) (But I may wait for the print version :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jenny. I have a small list of people waiting for print. I'll let you know when it's available.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on getting it published. What a great target date to have set and met!ReplyDelete
Terry, thanks. It's a good feeling. I'm trying to enjoy the moment.ReplyDelete